Monday, July 7, 2014

North Amercan Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statment - Alta, Norway

Alta, Norway
North Amercan Indigenous Peoples Caucus Concluding Statement 
Arthur Manuel
"Canada and the United States voted against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples despite the fact that their entire economy and their entire world global position is based upon the colonization, based on the stealing of the land and resources of our people and it is our people who are the poorest of the poor, in Canada and the United States and we’ve been that way for generation after generation.
That what I mean it’s colonization."
Arthur Manuel, NAIPC Co-chair
Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference in Alta, Norway
June 8-12, 2013.